Do male cats spray?


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Non-neutered male cats spray and are more likely to do so than females, although all cats can spray depending on the circumstances. Spraying of urine is used to mark territory and for identification. Spraying is more common in households with multiple cats than in those that contain only one cat.

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Spraying can be confused with medical problems, such as a urinary tract infection. In uncertain cases, the owner is advised to contact a veterinarian. It is best to spay or neuter a cat before it is 6 months old in order to prevent the likelihood of spraying at a later date. High levels of stress and feelings of competition can also cause cats to spray.

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